Standard Pauper Show: Supplemental

Section 1: Tales from the Road

This week’s issue is short. I am on vacation but wanted to check in with you all on how things are shaping up post-M15.

Worlds is happening over at pdcmagic.com so it is hard to gauge the prevalence of M15 in the current meta. Last weekend I played a lot of prerelease and found a few cards very useful. This brings us to our main topic.

Section 2: Strong Cards are Strong

[c]Triplicate Spirits[/c]

We may as well start off with the heavy hitter. This card in multiples plus any kind of anthem effect is ridiculously strong. In one of my events I had two and I used the [c]Sanctified Charge[/c] to blow out the opposition. I know, a five mana combat trick is a lot to ask for. However, the upside is tremendous.

[c]Frost Lynx[/c]

This card does work. I had hoped it was a baby [c]Frost Titan[/c] and it held its own each time I used it. Once your beat down plan is in place, the lynx is worth its weight in cardboard. Using it defensively is equally as devastating. Disrupting a voltron beatdown plan is very effective in maintaining your own life total while giving you the opening you need to strike.

[c]Borderland Marauder[/c]

At two mana, you will be hard pressed to find a better common red card on Standard. Though it isn’t a bolt or spear, it can cause a lot of havoc early. I cannot foresee a Standard Pauper future where this card isn’t in red decks.

[c]Heliod’s Pilgrim[/c]

This worked great with rare enchants. I feel there has to be a place with effective common enchants as well.

[c]Festergloom[/c]

In a world of weenie attacks, this card is a mini [c]Damnation[/c]. I used it several times post-combat to finish off the opponents defenses. I really enjoy turning blocks into trades.

Section 3: Clean up

I am on vacation this week but wanted to bring you some if my thoughts from the road. I will be back online this weekend. Next week Sam and I plan to do another YouTube show with our brews for the upcoming season.

Now, leave some comments and tell me what you saw at your prerelease events.